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CNOs lead seasonal tributes to nurses after year of Covid-19

Nursing leaders from across the UK have offered extra poignant seasonal messages of thanks to the profession for their efforts and sacrifices in the year of Covid-19 and the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. They also highlighted the launch of the coronavirus immunisation…

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Scotland announces appointment of new chief nursing officer

The Scottish Government has named Professor Amanda Croft as the country’s next chief nursing officer. Qualifying as a registered nurse in 1992, Professor Croft (pictured above) went on to become the director of nursing, midwifery and allied health professions and then chief executive at NHS…

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Survey reveals pressures faced by health visitors since Covid-19

Stretched health visitors in England have been left at “breaking point” in the year of Covid-19 amid soaring rates of domestic abuse, poverty and neglect among families, a new survey reveals. The Institute of Health Visiting said it was now clear that more families had…

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Disruption from no-deal Brexit ‘last thing NHS needs’, PM warned

Prime minister Boris Johnson must extend the Brexit transition period or risk plunging the NHS into chaos on 1 January, NHS leaders have warned. The warning comes in a letter to Mr Johnson from the NHS Confederation, which represents NHS leaders from all parts of…

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New resource for community nurses on responding to ‘long Covid’

The Queen's Nursing Institute has published a resource for community nurses caring for patients with ongoing symptoms of Covid-19. The resource was led and developed by community and primary care nurses and builds on a range of experts' experience of dealing with patients with so-called…

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Trust uses funds raised by Captain Tom to create staff ‘recharge hubs’

An NHS trust has opened two new dedicated "recharge hubs" to give staff a quiet space to take a break, thanks to the fundraising efforts of Captain Sir Tom Moore and others earlier in the year. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has been…

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NMC post-registration review moves forward but concerns remain

The Nursing and Midwifery Council is moving forward with plans to launch a public consultation next year as part of an ongoing review of post-registration qualifications, which has already proved controversial. The regulator’s post-registration standards steering group has recommended that the proposal to launch a…

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Study shows link between nurse ratios and improved sepsis outcomes

Boosting hospital nurse staffing levels “holds the best promise” for reducing deaths from sepsis, according to a new study based in the US. According to new research published in the American Journal of Infection Control, wide variation in patient-to-nurse ratios across hospitals in New York…

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RCN considers new date of September 2021 for next congress

The Royal College of Nursing is exploring the option of moving its annual conference for 2021 from May to September to increase the chances of members being able to meet in person. The college was forced to cancel its congress event this year, which was…

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ESIC Staff Nurse 2016 [Set - I] (Part - 3)

Tighter Covid-19 rules backed as ‘right’ move by NHS leadership bodies

Organisations representing health service leaders have described the further Covid-19 restrictions announced by the prime minister today as a “tough but necessary decision”. Responding to the prime minister’s announcement of further Covid-19 restrictions, the bodies NHS Employers and NHS Providers both highlighted the pressure trusts…

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ESIC Staff Nurse 2016 [Set - I] (Part - 2)

Hancock reveals 2021-22 pay rise for nurses will be ‘unfortunately delayed’

Nurses in the NHS will have to wait until at least May next year for the pay rise they have been promised by the government. Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock today wrote to the NHS Pay Review Body to formally begin pay talks…

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Investigation into NG tube errors calls for ‘standardised staff training’

An investigation into the incorrect placement of nasogastric (NG) tubes found there was “no systemic barriers” to prevent this from happening and that action was needed to improve staff competency training. Hospital staff informing the inquiry also said that guidance on the insertion of NG…

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ESIC Staff Nurse 2016 [Set - I] (Part - 1)

 



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Specialist trust installs solar panels to reduce carbon footprint

Solar panels have been installed at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, as part of an initiative to reduce its carbon footprint. The solar panel project has seen 1,760 solar panels installed across the trust’s main hospital site by ZLC…

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Nurse celebrated for revolutionising support for teen cancer patients

Pioneering nurse consultant Sue Morgan has been honoured with a virtual royal visit as part of an event celebrating 30 years of the Teenage Cancer Trust. The charity pioneered teenage and young adult cancer care, creating a network of 28 specialist units and funding more…

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Government ‘must be clearer’ on risks of Christmas mixing, warns RCN

The Royal College of Nursing has today called on the government to be clearer with the public about the risks of mixing with others this Christmas, as nurses fear an “unrelenting tsunami” of Covid-19 cases in the New Year. This week it was agreed across…

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Nurse views sought for consultation on new A&E waiting targets

Nurses are being asked for their views on proposed new waiting time standards for urgent and emergency NHS care in England. A consultation has been launched this week on the revised measures, which will replace the current requirement on hospitals to admit, transfer or discharge…

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Lincolnshire FT rolls out its first cohort of nursing associates

Nursing associates are being introduced for the first time at sites run by Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust. Following two years of studying and on-the-job learning, 15 nursing associates have qualified and 14 are due to start working at the trust. “I am…

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University gets approval for ‘ground-breaking’ online nursing degree

Coventry University has become the first institution in the UK to have an online nursing degree programme approved, with applications now open to prospective student nurses. In the summer, Health Education England announced that seven universities had signed up to the new “blended learning nursing…

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Data shows diabetes levels in England have trebled in 25 years

The proportion of adults with diagnosed diabetes trebled in England between 1994 and 2019, according to latest research. The findings, which relate to both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, are based on analysis of the latest results from the Health Survey for England 2019,…

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Call for more training on smoking cessation for mental health nurses

Concerns have been raised that mental health nurses are not receiving adequate training to support patients to quit smoking, despite high rates of smoking among people with poor mental health. A report published today by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) has called for a…

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London’s nursing staff facing ‘harmful harassment and discrimination’

Prevalent and harmful harassment and discrimination is being committed by and against health service staff working at trusts in London, according to findings from a new study. It found women, Black ethnic groups and migrant NHS staff were more likely to experience harassment and discrimination.…

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NMC extends temporary register to support Covid-19 vaccine rollout

The Nursing and Midwifery Council has extended the eligibility for its temporary register in a bid to help support the Covid-19 vaccine roll-out, it has been announced. Nurses and midwives whose registration lapsed between 1 March 2020 and November 2020 will now be able to…

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Latest data confirms ‘record’ rise in nursing students for 2020

End of year figures for 2020 have confirmed that a “record” number of nursing students have been placed onto courses across the UK this year, with large increases in the number of male and mature students. The chief nursing officer for England, Ruth May, said…

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Trust pays tribute to ‘committed, kind and valued’ charge nurse

An acute trust in Essex has confirmed the death of a senior charge nurse who had recently been treated for Covid-19. The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) released a statement on Monday revealing the death of Barclay Mason, a long-standing member of its nursing…

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Nutrition and Biochemistry Quiz Series - 15

Nutrition and Biochemistry Quiz Series - 15

Health board promotes long-serving senior nurse to top role

NHS Fife has announced the appointment of Janette Owens as the health board’s new director of nursing. In announcing her promotion, NHS Fife commended the leadership shown by Ms Owens during the coronavirus pandemic this year. “I have seen first-hand the leadership she has shown…

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London university to launch new post-doctoral pilot for nurses

A London university is set to pilot a new post-doctoral bridging scheme that aims to support nurses, midwives and allied health professionals to develop their clinical academic careers after completing a PhD. Those behind the scheme told Nursing Times they hoped it would bring benefits…

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Rule changes means more gay and bisexual men can give blood

A “landmark” change to blood donation rules will enable more gay and bisexual men to donate blood in the future, the government has announced. The new criteria focuses on individual behaviours and lifts a blanket deferral for any men who have had sex with men…

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Practice nurses in England to begin giving Covid-19 jab this week

General practices in more than 100 parts of the country are taking delivery of the vaccine today, with some having started their clinics this afternoon and the majority starting on Tuesday. According to NHS England and Improvement, groups of health providers are setting up local…

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Concern for nurses in Wales as Covid-19 cases rise at ‘alarming rate’

Nurses in Wales are “exhausted, stressed and nearing burnout”, with great concerns about the impact of Christmas and what January will bring, unions have warned in the wake of latest government attempts to reduce pressures. As coronavirus cases continue to rise across the country at…

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Funding for research into impact of Covid redeployment on nurses

Studies on the effect of nursing staff being redeployed during the Covid-19 crisis are among a group of research projects into the long-term impacts of coronavirus that will receive national investment. The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has announced a £5.5m investment into nine…

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Nurses faced with ‘rotten and insect-ridden’ PPE during first wave

A former director of nursing at a London hospital has spoken out about how she received “rotten” and insect-ridden personal protective equipment (PPE) during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Dr Emily McWhirter, a senior nurse and member of the Royal College of Nursing,…

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Nurse’s cardiac arrest inspires community’s quest for defibrillators

A nurse who survived a cardiac arrest thanks to her paramedic husband’s quick-thinking intervention has inspired a community’s quest for extra defibrillators. Cerys Wilkins (above, left), 48, collapsed without warning at her home in Pentrebach, South Wales, in October. “I’ve been overwhelmed by the community’s…

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England deputy CNO to become new RCN director for Scotland

The Royal College of Nursing has announced the appointment of Susan Aitkenhead as its new director for Scotland. Ms Aitkenhead will join the RCN next month from her current role as deputy chief nursing officer for England. A registered nurse for 33 years, she trained…

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Nursing Research Quiz Series - 24

Nursing Research Quiz Series - 24

Pay lost by striking Northern Ireland nurses to be reimbursed

Northern Ireland’s health minister Robin Swann has announced that pay deductions for industrial action by health service workers in late 2019 and early 2020 will be reimbursed. “I am pleased that my recommendation on this matter was agreed by the executive on Tuesday” Robin Swann…

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Healthcare workers ‘seven times as likely to have severe Covid-19’

Healthcare workers are more than seven times as likely to have severe Covid-19 infection than those in non-essential job roles, while social care workers are more than twice as likely, a new study has shown. Authors of the research, published in the BMJ Occupational and…

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Shropshire maternity crisis: Mothers ‘not listened to and blamed for their loss’

Maternity staff blamed mothers for the deaths of their babies and failed to treat patients with kindness and compassion at a Shropshire hospital trust, a review has found. Today marks the publication of the first report from the Independent Review of Maternity Services at the…

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HCA nominated for two major book prizes after penning debut novel

Healthcare assistant and published novelist Sairish Hussain has been nominated for a second major book prize in a matter of months. “I want to thank the judges for choosing The Family Tree. It is a dream come true” Sairish Hussain Ms Hussain, part of the…

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International leaders produce 10-point plan for supporting older nurses

International nursing leaders have today published a 10-point plan aimed at improving support for older nurses and helping them to continue in work. The new report, titled: Ageing Well? Policies to Support Older Nurses at Work, focuses on the necessary action required for an ageing…

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Nursing Management Quiz Series - 22

Asbestos-related cancer nurses appointed for opposite ends of country

New specialist nurses for asbestos-related cancer have been appointed to cover parts of both Essex and West and North Yorkshire. Angela Goldfinch (above) has been appointed as a new Mesothelioma UK clinical nurse specialist for Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust. “This is the…

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Welsh Government reveals student nurse rise in three specialties

The Welsh Government has announced additional student nurse places for adult, children and mental health nursing – but has so far failed to confirm a rise in numbers for learning disabilities. “We have continued to invest in the education and training of healthcare professionals in…

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New IPC simulation suite to be launched for NHS staff training

A new simulation suite is set to open in Hertfordshire to offer “bespoke” training for NHS nurses and other health professionals working in infection prevention and control (IPC). The training facility, which has been funded and launched by IPC specialist GAMA Healthcare, will consist of…

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Government’s 50,000 more nurses target ‘insufficient for growing demand’

The government’s pledge for 50,000 more nurses in England by 2025 will be “insufficient” to meet growing demand, especially in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, analysis from a leading health think tank has shown. A report published today by the Health Foundation has laid…

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Nursing Education Quiz Series - 17

Tributes to Bristol nurse and mentor following death with Covid-19

A “much-loved” accident and emergency nurse, who had been looked up to as a mentor by nursing colleagues at his trust, has died with Covid-19. Rob Healey had worked for North Bristol NHS Trust for 20 years and was described by colleagues as a “true…

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Survey launched for documentary on nursing and workplace racism

A new survey has been launched to help inform an upcoming documentary on nurse experiences of workplace racism, both during and before the coronavirus pandemic. The research is being carried out by Sheffield Hallam University as part of a project it is running in partnership…

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Matron ‘honoured’ to administer first Covid-19 vaccine in UK

A matron from University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust made history today by administering the first Covid-19 vaccination under the UK campaign. At just after 6.30am, senior nurse May Parsons gave 90-year-old Margaret Keenan the jab at University Hospital, Coventry. “It’s a huge honour…

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Deborah Sturdy appointed as first chief nurse for adult social care

The government has today named Professor Deborah Sturdy as England’s first-ever chief nurse for adult social care. Professor Sturdy, who is a member of the Nursing Times editorial advisory board, will begin in her new role on 21 December and will be employed by the…

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Prostate cancer charity seeking nurses for leadership programme

Nurses with an ambition to transform prostate cancer care are being offered help to bring their ideas to life through a new leadership programme. The first-of-its-kind scheme, by Prostate Cancer UK, aims to develop “clinical champions” in the field who will be supported to deliver…

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Matron illustrates ‘uphill journey’ of second wave in charity painting

A matron who is also a working artist has created a painting to “capture the mood” of the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic – and is donating proceeds to care services in her local area. Sending Love by Vicki Davidson has gone on display…

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Medical-surgical Nursing Quiz Series - 22

Microbiology Quiz Series - 21

Fundamental of Nursing Quiz Series - 19

New campaign highlights nurse role in joining up dementia services

A new campaign by Dementia UK is calling for a fresh approach to dementia care that has specialist nurses “at the heart”. Only Together has been launched off the back of new research carried out by the charity showing that families affected by dementia are…

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Betsi Cadwaladr artwork a ‘superb tribute’ to nurses in Wales

A pop art collage of Welsh nursing icon Betsi Cadwaladr made up of the faces of current-day nurse leaders in the country has gone on display to mark 2020 being the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. The work has been created by Welsh…

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Nurse specialists help sound the alarm over chest drain risks

Respiratory nurse specialists are urging hospitals to ensure they are following best practice in relation to pleural effusion chest drains, following two patient deaths. The Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists (ARNS) is working with NHS leaders and other experts to highlight the risks to patients…

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Community Health Nursing Quiz Series - 17

NHS England boss tells nurses ‘2020 has still been your year’

The chief executive of NHS England has said 2020 has “undoubtedly” been the ‘year of the nurse and midwife’ despite official commemorations being toned down due to the coronavirus pandemic. Sir Simon Stevens today used his keynote address at the annual Nursing Times Workforce Summit…

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New blended learning nursing degree offers real flexibility

The new blended learning nursing degree at the University of Huddersfield offers students a fully interactive programme using a digital strategy The University of Huddersfield has been selected by Health Education England to play a vital role in solving the country’s nurse shortage by pioneering…

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Covid-19: Care staff ‘silenced’ over inappropriate DNACPR orders

Concerns raised by care home staff about inappropriate or unlawful do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation (DNACPR) orders during the coronavirus pandemic have gone ignored, the Care Quality Commission has warned. Interim findings from an ongoing CQC review have revealed evidence that DNACPR decisions have been…

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Winners of the Nursing Times Workforce Awards 2020 unveiled

The winners of this year’s Nursing Times Workforce Awards have been revealed during a virtual ceremony held on 2 December. Our winners of our annual celebration of all things related to nurse staffing were announced during a free, virtual event broadcast online. If you missed…

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News round-up: Catch-up on November’s major nursing stories

Miss any of the news affecting the profession during November 2020? Catch up with our monthly summary of the main nursing headlines, as reported by Nursing Times. Read the news in briefs below and simply click on the link underneath to see the full story.…

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English CNO updates her national priorities for nursing

The chief nursing officer for England has outlined her latest priorities heading into 2021 and has paid tribute to the efforts and contribution of nurses during the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking at the Nursing Times Workforce Summit on Wednesday, Ruth May confirmed that her new priorities…

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Anatomy and Physiology Quiz Series - 21

Nursing leaders welcome UK approval of first Covid-19 vaccine

Nurse leaders have said they are "delighted" that the UK will have a Covid-19 vaccine available for use from next week, with the chief nursing officer for England pledging to be “first in the queue” to vaccinate others. The government announced today that the Pfizer/BioNTech…

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Respiratory nurses ‘experienced mental health issues’ in first wave

Nurses in the UK who work in respiratory care struggled with anxiety and depression during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, new survey findings reveal. Mental health problems were more prevalent in younger nurses and those with less nursing experience, according to the research.…

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Well-respected NMC chair to step down following stroke

The chair of the Nursing and Midwifery Council is stepping down due to ill health. Philip Graf, who first took up the role of NMC chair in May 2018, had a stroke at the end of September. “We are determined to continue along the path…

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NMC reveals new council member for Scotland and first associates

The Nursing and Midwifery Council has announced a new council member for Scotland and has revealed the two nursing and midwifery staff who will take up a newly-created associate role at the regulator. Justine Craig, a registered midwife and associate director of nursing and midwifery…

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Profile of nurses improving but more to do, says Nursing Now director

When a campaign was set up three years ago to raise the status of nurses around the world, the outbreak of a global health crisis was not featured in the schedule. Yet during the expected final – and most prominent – year of the Nursing…

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Scotland’s nurses to get £500 bonus as Covid-19 ‘thank you’ payment

Health and social care staff in Scotland who were on the “frontline throughout the coronavirus pandemic” are to receive a one-off payment of £500, Nicola Sturgeon has announced. Scotland’s first minster said today that a “no strings attached” payment of £500 would be made “as…

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PHE updates green book with chapter on new Covid-19 vaccines

Nurses can now access new guidance published by Public Health England designed to support the delivery of coronavirus vaccines. A host of new resources has been made available including a chapter in the “green book” – the immunisation guide for health professionals in the UK…

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Free: Don’t miss the Nursing Times Workforce Awards 2020

Calling all members of the nursing family, make sure you do not miss this week’s free virtual ceremony to reveal the winners of the 2020 Nursing Times Workforce Awards. Now in their third year, the awards are a chance to highlight and reward innovation in…

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RCN members pass vote for ‘comprehensive’ review of governance

Members of the Royal College of Nursing have voted in favour of another review being held into the way the college is governed. The vote was one of two that took place and were passed at an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) on 27 November, which…

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Elizabeth Dixon: Findings from baby death inquiry prompt NMC apology

The Nursing and Midwifery Council has apologised for the part it played in a wider web of systemic failures surrounding the death of a baby girl two decades ago. The regulator has vowed to make changes in response to findings outlined in a damning report…

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Prestigious award recognises contribution of BAME nurses during Covid-19

A nurse leader and diversity champion has accepted a prestigious award on behalf of all NHS Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) nurses and midwives for their response in the coronavirus pandemic. The Baton Awards celebrates female trailblazers from diverse racial groups and this year…

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English NHS still short of more than 36,000 nurses

The number of nurse vacancies in the NHS in England "remains stubbornly high”, the Royal College of Nursing has warned, as latest figures reveal more than 36,000 registered nurse gaps. Published today, figures from NHS Digital showed that in the second quarter of 2020-21, 10%…

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Uber offers NHS nurses free meals and rides again this Christmas

Free meals and rides to work will be available for nurses again this Christmas as part of an annual festive offer from Uber. The initiative is available to all NHS staff across England, Scotland and Wales and Health and Social Care (HSC) staff in Northern…

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Development of custom-fitted FFP3 masks ‘encouraging’

Work is underway to produce custom-fitted and reusable filtering face piece (FFP) masks that will fit all nurses regardless of their age, sex or ethnicity. Funding has been awarded to Swansea-based company MyMaskFit to produce masks at FFP3 standard, which filter 99% of aerosols and…

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Chancellor confirms NHS nurses will be spared from public sector pay freeze

Nurses in the NHS will be given a pay rise next year, the chancellor of the exchequer announced today in his latest spending review, though he did not specify how much they would receive. Rishi Sunak confirmed that NHS workers would be excluded from a…

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‘Shockingly poor’ government planning left nurses without PPE

Government stockpiles of personal protective equipment (PPE) in England were “inadequate” for the coronavirus pandemic, forcing nurses to go without and leading to huge additional costs for the country, a report has confirmed. The hard-hitting report lays bare the issues with PPE that emerged during…

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New support network launched for Indian nurses in the UK

A new network has been launched to support Indian nurses joining the NHS to settle into the UK and “thrive” in their roles in the healthcare system. One nurse who moved from India to the UK around 17 years ago has helped to set up…

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ROLE OF NURSE IN COUNSELING

 

Using the therapeutic relationship, the nurse
performs the role of counsellor to help people focus on a goal or outcome and develop strategies that support self-care and enable individuals and their families to take responsibility for and participate in decisions about their health.

  • He/she can provide a range of services including education, research and knowledge sharing, evidence informed practices; system navigation and communication.
  • Nurses can provide an opportunity for people to work towards living in a more satisfying and resourceful way and use a range of counseling skills.
  • Nurse can assist the people to be supported, to gain insight and to bring about change in thoughts, feelings and behavior.
    • Nurse can provide intake coordination, assessment, treatment (including counseling, group therapies) and follow-up care for children, youth, adults, seniors and their  families with addictions, mental illness and mental problems using common
  • assessment tools.
  • Nurses does supervision/monitoring of medication and application of psychosocial skills. With ongoing evaluation of outcomes, nurses can make appropriate referrals depending on  the identified needs of the person and address issues of stigma associated with having mental illness.

New national mental health nursing career framework published

A new England-wide career framework has been published that sets out the “unique selling point” of becoming a mental health nurse and the skills required for the job in modern health services. Health Education England has today launched the Mental Health Nursing Competence and Career…

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Record-breaking year for nursing charity’s 10k challenge campaign

An annual campaign that encourages supporters to complete a 10k challenge for nurses and midwives in hardship has raised a record-high amount of money in the year of Covid-19. Cavell Nurses’ Trust said almost 200 fundraisers took part this year – more than ever before…

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Fear of nurse departures in Wales as staff ‘feeling undervalued’

Many nurses in Wales feel less valued by both their employers and the government now than they did before Covid-19, according to “disturbing” new findings. A survey of more than 2,000 Welsh nursing staff was carried out between May and June by the Royal College…

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DEVELOPMENT OF CODE OF ETHICS

 A need for ethical guidance was organized soon after modern nursing began to formalize in
the mid-1800s. Although in 1896, one of the initial goals of the newly established American Nurses Association was to write a code of ethics, urgent issues such as nurse registration, the welfare of nurses, and accreditation processes for nursing schools took precedence. Thus, for many years, nurses had no formalized code of ethics and used Gretter's Nightingale Pledge, akin to medicine's Hippocratic Oath, to guide their practice. In the early 1900s, Isabel Hampton Robb's text, Nursing's Ethics for Hospital and Private Use described the obligation of the nurse to the patient, physician, institution, self and profession and the creativity needed to find solutions to problems and provide good nursing care. In 1926, the ANA published a "suggested" code which provided the first outline of ethical behavior for nurses.

A "Tentative Code" in 1940 described nursing as a profession and outlined many provisions similar to those in the 1926 suggested code, including framing the provisions in terms of relationships to patient, colleagues, and profession. The first formal Code for Professional Nurses was adopted in 1950 and was edited slightly before being revised in 1960. The 1960 Code for Professional Nurses outlined 17 provisions beginning with the "fundamental responsibility to conserve life, to alleviate suffering, and to promote health" and extending to accountability for practice and conduct, participation in research and "action on matters of legislation affecting nurses".

The 1968 revision of the code included several significant changes. First, prior to this revision. the provisions were simply listed with little, if any, interpretation. The code provided brief interpretations which helped the nurse see how the provision might be applied. Second, the provisions were reduced from 17 to a more manageable 10. Finally, there was a fundamental shift in language in the 1968 revision. The obligations of the nurse changed from generalized responsibilities to "conserve life, alleviate suffering and promote health " to a deeper, more duty-based obligation to "respect the dignity of man, unrestricted by considerations of nationality, race, creed, color or status" and to "safeguard the individual's right to privacy". With changes in the level of practice independence; advances in technology; societal changes ' and expansion of nursing practice into advanced practice roles, research, education, health policy, and administration, the Code has been revised over time to introduce obligations to advance the profession and build and maintain a healthy work environment.

As in the past, the current Code of Ethics with Interpretive Statements forms a central foundation for our profession to guide nurses in their decisions and conduct. It establishes an ethical standard that is non-negotiable in all roles and in all settings. The Code is written by nurses to express their understanding of their professional commitment to society. It describes the profession's values, obligations, duties and professional ideals. The provisions and interpretive statements reflect broad expectations without articulating exact activities or behaviors. The 2015 Code "addresses individual as well as collective nursing intentions and actions; it requires each nurse to demonstrate ethical competence in professional life". Nurse practice acts in many states incorporate the Code of Ethics. Even though the Code is primarily ethics-related, it also legal implication. Given the importance of the Code to the profession on so many levels, revisions continue on a regular basis.

Code of Ethics in Nursing Development 

1897 - The need for code of ethics for nursing was experienced by American Nurses Association 

In the early 1900s - Isabel Hampton Robb's text, Nursing's Ethics for Hospital and private Use described the obligations of the nurse to patient, physician, institution, self and profession and the creativity needed to find solutions to problems and provide good nursing care.

1926 - ANA published a "suggested" code which provided the first outline of ethical behavior for nurses.

1950 - The first formal Code for Professional Nurses was adopted.

1960 - The 1960 Code for Professional Nurses outlined 17 provisions.

1976 - Code was the emphasis on nurses relationship to the "client" and not the "patient"

1985 - Code was again updated. In this revision elevent statements of the code remain unchanged.

1968 - Revision of the Code and provisions changed from 17 to 10


2015 -
The 2015 Code "addresses individual as well as collective nursing intentions and actions; it requires each nurse to demonstrate ethical competence in professional life".

The Nightingale pledge, prepared by Greater, included the basic principles of governing ethical practice.  


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